Clinical Mental Health Counseling

With over 165,000 counselors in the United States assisting people with personal, family, mental health, social, educational, and career decisions, problems and concerns, counselors play a significant role in the lives of individuals and communities.


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The Clinical Mental Health Program

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The degree program is designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a professional clinical counselor.

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Since a majority of students are employed, class and curricular offerings are scheduled in the late afternoon, evenings, and weekends to accommodate student schedules.

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Our clinical coordinator maintains an ongoing relationship with over 100 agencies and schools and will work collaboratively with you to create a successful internship experience.

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The Counseling Internship

The Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board requires that a minimum of 600 clock hours of supervised clinical counseling experience in an on-site setting be completed as part of the student's Masters program. The Xavier program is designed to help students meet this requirement by offering 4 semester hours of internship activities.

The following requirements will be met during your internship:

  • Direct service counseling activities with individuals and/or groups.
  • Supervised activities in the area of diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.
  • Face-to-face meetings with an on-site PCC licensed supervisor.


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